|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject involves in-depth investigation of a significant problem related to Human-Computer Interaction or a related discipline. The subject also provides students with skills and knowledge for analysing and solving problems, and enhanced written and oral communication skills. Under the supervision and guidance of an academic researcher, students are required to design and conduct a research investigation. This would typically involve a literature review, experimentation and data collection, and data analysis. The results will be reported as a thesis and in a public presentation. In some instances, it is expected that the results will also be submitted for publication in a conference or journal.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Independently investigate topic areas relating to Human Computer Interaction
- Synthesise work related to the topic of study
- Write and present a proposal and report
Eligibility and requirements
One of the following:
|Code||Name||Teaching period||Credit Points|
|INFO90006||Fieldwork for Design||
|INFO90004||Evaluating the User Experience||
|INFO90003||Designing Novel Interactions||
or entry into MC-IT 100 point program
Recommended background knowledge
Students are expected to have basic proficiency in computing, and familiarity with interactive technologies.
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
Assignment 1 – A project proposal of 800-1000 words, requiring approximately 25-30 hours, submitted to project supervisor (hurdle requirement).Due in week 3. (0%). Addressing Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO) 1,2 and 3.
Assignment 2 – A 15 minute presentation of the project, including answering audience questions, requiring approximately 25-30 hours. Due in week 6. (10%). Addressing ILO 3.
Assignment 3 – A 3-minute video that summarises the project objectives and outcomes. Requiring approximately 25-30 hours of work. Due in week 12. (10%). Addressing ILO 3.
Assignment 4 – A project report of 6000-8000 words, requiring approximately 290 hours of work. Due in the first week of the examination period. (80%). Addressing ILO 1, 2 and 3.
Dates & times
- Semester 1
Principal coordinator Vassilis Kostakos Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 12 Total time commitment 400 hours Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019 Last self-enrol date 15 March 2019 Census date 31 March 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 10 May 2019 Assessment period ends 28 June 2019
Semester 1 contact information
- Semester 2
Principal coordinator Vassilis Kostakos Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 12 Total time commitment 400 hours Teaching period 29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019 Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019 Census date 31 August 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 27 September 2019 Assessment period ends 22 November 2019
Semester 2 contact information
Time commitment details
There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.
- Subject notes
This subject will be offered from Semester 2, 2018 and Semester 1, 2019.
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.
Additional information for this subject
Permission required from the subject coordinator
- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.